Thursday, 25 January 2018

25-1-18 Thursday - Merlin

Quite nice out in the sun but a bit of a cold wind
Robin 25th Jan 2018 CVL (George Stacey)

Short-eared Owl
Jack Snipe
Lesser Scaup


Coombe Dingle Garden:
2 Bullfinch

Blaise Estate:
3 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail

Avon Gorge:
1 Peregrine, 20 Jackdaw
25-1-18 Jackdaws in the Gorge (Keith Fowler)


Aust Warth:
Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stock Dove
25-1-18 Short-eared Owl (Keith Fowler)


4 Cormorant (marina)

3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Black Redstart (f)

2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 1 Reed Bunting
25-1-18 Buzzard (William Hewitt)


1 Buzzard, 20 Sky Lark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 13 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 205 Fieldfare,
10 Yellowhammer, 40 Corn Bunting, 5 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet  (Rushmead Lane am)

1 Hawfinch, 17 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin (Marshfield garden)

Oldland St Anne's Church:
1 Hawfinch


Barrow Tanks:
Long-tailed Duck

Blagdon Lake:
2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Coal Tit

Hybrid Duck  (Chiloe Wigeon x Mallard.)  25th Jan 2018 CVL (Richard Mielcarek)
Chew Valley Lake

3 Goldeneye

2 Goldeneye, 2 Scaup (f, in Villice bay close in to the reeds out of the wind), 2 Dunnock
2 Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch
25-1-18 Dunnock and Goldfinch at Woodford (Ian Stapp)
6 Goosander, 5 Scaup (1m, 4f)
25-1-18 Common Sandpiper at Heron's Green (Simon Mackie)
Heron's Green:
2 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, GBB Gull, Little Grebe
25-1-18 Great Black-backed Gull (Jon Mortin)
5 Goldeneye, 2 G BB Gull, 12 Wigeon, 1 Cetti's,  Bullfinch, 5 Fieldfare, Tawny Owl (calling)
25-1-18 Great Crested Grebe and Pochard at from Moreton hide (Ian Stapp)
6 Shelduck

Way out on the lake:
Lesser Scaup (extremely hard to see  in the choppy water.)

Out of Avon
Great Grey Shrike, Crabtree Hill
Richard's Pipit, Arlingham
Penduline Tit, Plock Court

Reports: Peter Coslett, Nigel Sluman, Vic Savery, Ian Stapp, Denise Whittle, Alastair Fraser, John Clark, Keith Fowler, Jon Mortin, John Osborne, Aravind Ramesh, Simon Mackie, William Hewitt, Richard Mielcarek, blagdonlakebirds, CVRS, nslbirding, opsbirding, severnsidebirds, TBOSG

2017 Avon Bird Report
We are still missing descriptive notes or photographs for quite a few of the local rarities seen last year. In order to make the 2017 report as complete as possible, if you saw any of the birds on the list below can you please let us have some confirmatory notes as soon as possible.

Rich Mielcarek

Whooper Swan126/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Clevedon Pill
Whooper Swan105/12/2017Blagdon Lake (BL)
Lesser Scaup112/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Red-breasted MerganserPresent05/01/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Great Northern Diver111/11/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Balearic Shearwater111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Leach's Petrel413/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Cattle Egret211/02/2017Winterbourne, Moorend, R Frome
Cattle Egret117/02/2017Congresbury
Cattle Egret125/03/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW
Great White Egret117/02/2017Kenn Moor, Claverham Drove
Great White Egret126/02/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Great White Egret121/04/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth, PW
Goshawk108/07/2017Wickwar, Lower Woods
Crane225/03/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth
Grey Phalarope111/09/2017Weston-super-Mare, Anchor Head
Ring-billed GullPresent08/01/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL)
Caspian GullPresent02/03/2017Chew Valley Lake (CVL), Villice
Turtle Dove125/04/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y)
Turtle Dove201/06/2017Bristol, Sea Mills, Sylvan Way
Nightjar115/10/2017Avonmouth, Trading Estate, Severn Rd to Hallen
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker103/04/2017Tortworth, Michael Wood, Little River Avon
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker313/04/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker108/05/2017Wickwar, Lower Woods
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker525/06/2017R. Chew N of Compton Dando
Willow Tit121/12/2017Radstock, Cycle Track
Woodlark129/10/2017New Passage / Northwick Warth
Yellow-browed Warbler115/10/2017Winterbourne
Waxwing2014/01/2017Bristol, Fishponds, Staple Hill, CO-OP
Waxwing604/02/2017Bristol, Staple Hill, Signal Rd
Tree Sparrow131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Richard's Pipit124/09/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y), Channel View farm sea wall
Hawfinch115/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch118/10/2017Aust Cliff
Hawfinch131/10/2017Dundry, Garden
Hawfinch202/11/2017Cribbs Causeway
Hawfinch130/11/2017Tortworth, Court
Lapland Bunting115/10/2017Clevedon-Yeo (Cl-Y) Wain's Hill